Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Another painting from the Eastern Sierras

This is another piece from the Sierras at Virginia Lakes. I started in July. It was about 80% finished and I hung it in the studio until yesterday. The lake might be a little green but sometimes you do see startling color . I'll live with it for a while and see if it stays like that.

12" x 12"
oil on canvas

Monday, December 5, 2016


This has been a very long time coming. Part of me wants to really write about my block. I haven't stopped thinking about painting for a day. It's just that there are so many other pressing things, among them the fact that I love to teach. Then other personal demands.
Don't get too excited but maybe I'll keep up. And in the meantime, Why did I have 141 visits from Poland yesterday????

" Blue House"
oil on canvas 
12" x 12"

The painting above is a lovely house right off Hwy. 395 in Bridgeport, California on the north side of town- early in the morning right after 4th of July this year.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Back to painting

I've been super busy trying to get the studio ready for summer classes. And I'm trying to redesign my website and.......on and on. But today there was a block of time and I remembered to get those cute little daisies from the front yard.
oil on canvas 8" x8"

Monday, June 6, 2016


More roses in the garden.

6" x 8" oil on canvas

Saturday, May 28, 2016

3 paintings today

I completely missed the fact that it's Memorial Day week end and a lot of people are out of town. I had a wonderful model booked for the Saturday morning class and only two students showed up. Ugghhhh .
But I got to paint. These are only quick gesture paintings but the colors are dramatic because out model had hot pink hair- perfect!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


I ran out today to meet with new studio instructor Siri France. Didn't have time to plan a new still life but I feel they are better with each repetition. Here's my 8" x 8" oil painting. 

Also note the new studio class coming up. Portraiture! Thursday afternoons 2-5pm with a model. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Here's the next one. It was an incredibly busy week end in the studio and I didn't get a minute to even think about painting but today I did!

Sunday, May 22, 2016


I found some roses on the way in to the studio.

We have an exciting schedule of classes ! Stay tuned for a new portrait class in addition to the classes already listed.

Summer Workshop Schedule


Thursday, May 19, 2016


I found a pink vase and had to add it to add mix. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Still gathering things from the studio and am enjoying the challenge of painting glass. 
8"x8" oil in canvas

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

#10 More Marbles

This will be the last of the marbles for a while. On to more items around the studio but it was good to just look at glass for a few paintings.  
8"x8". Oil on canvas.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Day 8

Not all paintings are post-able. I worked on day 8 but not something I want to publish.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Day Seven

More stuff from the studio. People brought me lemons on two separate occasions. Painting glass always requires some concentration.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Daily painting. 6

Still not bored with the blue plate and onions with garlic. Oil on canvas 8" x 8".

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Keeping up with number 5

 Sometimes I put things out for students that I wish I could paint myself. In the afternoon Melissa worked on an ink drawing of this set-up. When class ended I moved it over to the painting area and painted this oil on canvas 6"x8".

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Day 4

I was so tired after teaching all day I almost missed. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Day 3

Beets are always a great colorful subject . 
Oil on canvas 6"x12"

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The beginning of daily painting

Periodically I've started a practice of daily painting. It's hard to start because the beginnings are not as good as they will be in a few weeks. This is number two from yesterday because I scrapped off #1 from the day before. Oil on canvas 8" x 6".

The finished boxes!

Here is how it all turned out. If you go to Larchmont, look out for these!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

New signal control box murals in Larchmont Village

I recently submitted these designs for printing. They will be installed in Larchmont Village in the next few weeks. 
This time the process is a little different. Usually I paint right on the boxes. This time the images will be printed on 3M vinyl and installed on the box and hopefully graffiti sealed. 
Will post as it goes up!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


When I finished the box in 1/22, I got to take a weeks vacation in Nicaragua. It was one of the most wonderful trips I ever had. I took my watercolors and did some painting almost every day. Here are a couple of my favorites.

Friday, January 22, 2016

All the painting is done .

I really wanted to finish yesterday but ran out of light before I could get the graffiti coat on. So one more day. I always get attached to the neighborhood and feel sad to leave all the nice people who stop to chat.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wednesday progress

I finished side 3 and just got side 4 drawn in. I think tomorrow might be the last day!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Thursday - all day

I finished side one then under painted side two. This is very satisfying but exhausting work. Everyone is very nice and people who live in the pink building were very excited to see their apartment.

Day 3

I skipped a day because it took a long time to get primed and ready to paint. Here's the under painting for side one.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Day 1

I started on the box yesterday. The prepping process is arduous but important to get off layers upon layers of paint, posters and dirt. I'm almost there. Hope to finish priming before class today. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Studies for Wilshire and Shatto Place

It's taken me longer than expected to get these done. I mistakenly did two of scenes that were out of the Wilshire Center District- my mistake completely. With any luck I'll be able to work in between rain storms and have this done in the next 10 days or so.